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Jerry N
718 Bridge Street
(Humboldt Kansas)
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the project

Times are uncertain right now. Humboldt was wondering, what needs have arisen through COVID-19 and how is it affecting our community? We called our front-line essential workers and asked; police, pharmancy, childcare centers, city administrator, school, churches, etc and what we found from the cross-sectors was a common theme. The ability to get food to our residents in this time of need. 

Humboldt Food Pantry has been a main staple in our community for about four decades. Over the years, the Ministerial Alliance has been creative and been able to expand the program because of its relationship with Feed America and WalMart. 

Unfortunately, because of COVID-19, the situation has changed. Wal Mart and Feed America has discontinued their support to Humboldt which has left an overwhelming gap in Humboldt's abilty to provide much needed food access. Partner this double the number of residents in need, demonstrating that some that might have never used food assistance now are. The number has doubled and as time goes on, we believe that will grow. 


the steps

April 15- May1- Build a crowdfunding team that will request donations from our contacts

April 15- May1- Raise funds

May1- Work with IOBY to get funds sent to Humboldt

May- Replenish the food pantry for the existing program, edit policies so criteria for eligibilty fits the real time need, continue to work with partners to identify new needs, recruit more volunteers to assist with demand

June- May 2021- Continue with the existing program at the Food Pantry and use funds for growing needs

why we're doing it

Humboldt has had a need for a food pantry for decades. Because of COVID-19, this need has intensified. 

Our major donor- Wal Mart and Feed America has halted its program to bring food to our pantry because of the virus, leaving about $2000 gap each month in the amount of food distribution we are capable of doing.

Our number of households in need has doubled in just a few weeks. We see that need growing. 

We need to stay in front of this and be prepared to fill in with our residents that utilize this program and for the growing number of individuals that have never used it but need it now, even if only temporarily. 


Disbursed budget:


TOTAL RAISED = $22,550.00 $22,550.00
ioby Platform Fee waived $35.00
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $376.50 $376.50
TOTAL TO DISBURSE= $22,173.50 $22,138.50

Original Budget:

$20000- all money will go to food purchasing to feed our community:

1. Funding will go towards filling the gap that Wal Mart's donations through Feed America has discontinued because of Covid-19

2. More food will be purchased to expand on the need from our community. Our numbers have grown and people that have never needed to utilize the pantry are now needing to

3. Funding will also be distributed in food around individualized needs that may be different than just the location of the pantry. ie, food cards for store, basic needs such as milk and eggs, home deliveries of meals, all examples to be expanded on as needs arise. 

ioby Platform Fee waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $619
TOTAL TO RAISE = $20,619


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